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If at first you don't succeed...
October 14th 2005, 16:59 CEST by Gunp01nt

Lionheadís Black & White may very well hold the title for Most Overhyped Game Ever. A remarkable contrast to the sequel, Black & White 2, which went gold late september in a relatively silent fashion. The game is to be on store shelves October 7th. Thatís this Friday.

Not even Peter Molyneux would be stupid enough to ignore all the criticism surrounding the first game, and B&W 2 features a lot of improvements over its predecessor. For one thing, creature training/raising seems to play an even bigger role. The game offers you five different creatures to play, being lion, wolf, cow, ape. And tiger, but only if you buy the Collectors Edition.

I personally think this is a pretty interesting move on Lionheadís part. Of course, it reeks of what jaded folk would refer to as Ďmarketingí, and it has been done before, sort of. But extra content is most often seen in the form of new maps, weapons or enemies, or a combination thereof. Given the central role that your creature plays in B&W 2, and the fact that each creature has its own specific properties that can have a huge impact on the game, the extra creature represents a lot more than just a 3D model.

We could talk about several things here. One of them would be: what are the merits of this marketing trick as a business model, ie. completely modular games where you decide what you pay for?
Or we could talk about Black & White 2. Will it fail again, or succeed this time around? You decide. As long as we can have a focused discussion for more than three posts.
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#551 by McBain
2005-11-23 19:38:54
fafblog is satire, and often funny.

Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?
Willie: What the fuck? No!
#552 by Ds_
2005-11-23 19:40:46
roger.boal@gmail.com
Todays word of today

Nitwit
#553 by Shadarr
2005-11-23 19:49:57
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
What is today's word of tomorrow?

Without me, Internet would never have had sex with the DS. -m0nty
#554 by bago
2005-11-23 19:57:54
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
Vaginaness.

Actually, it's no surprise Christian gals are allowed to say "sucks." Christian and Catholic teen gals were the first to accept that oral sex isn't really sex, thus preventing the damnation of their young, succulent souls.
#555 by Winter Meatloaf
2005-11-23 20:59:15
what is tomorrow's word of yesterday

MORN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE EMAIL MY PASSWORD TO DEATHKILLERINT@HOTMAIL.COM
#556 by Chunkstyle
2005-11-23 21:05:13
Jetski

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#557 by Gunp01nt
2005-11-23 21:10:23
supersimon33@hotmail.com
That's right, jetski is tomorrow's word of yesterday, which means jetski will be history by tomorrow. Table is tomorrow's word of today, and tomorrow's word of tomorrow!

Well as you can see, there's a bitch in his way that he needs to move. Thus the term: "Move bitch, get out the way".
#558 by Greg
2005-11-23 21:13:54
Only Jetski can bring back DKI's password.

こんにちは
#559 by Winter Meatloaf
2005-11-23 22:14:52
if morn doesn't get my password soon it will be time to get fallujah'd up in this bitch

MORN FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE EMAIL MY PASSWORD TO DEATHKILLERINT@HOTMAIL.COM
#560 by G-Man
2005-11-23 22:25:34
#558 Greg
Only Jetski can bring back DKI's password.

I already tried Jetski. It doesn't work.
#561 by McBain
2005-11-23 22:30:31
Jetski is just a glorified moped.

Kid: Because you went to the bathroom on mommy's dishes?
Willie: What the fuck? No!
#562 by bago
2005-11-23 23:17:51
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
A moped that gets you wet when you ride it!

Actually, it's no surprise Christian gals are allowed to say "sucks." Christian and Catholic teen gals were the first to accept that oral sex isn't really sex, thus preventing the damnation of their young, succulent souls.
#563 by Shadarr
2005-11-23 23:25:37
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
That's quite a witty entendre-and-a-half there.

I hate my life and I want to die.
#564 by Anonymous
2005-11-24 00:04:38
Isn't it too early for Christmas hats?

#565 by Shadarr
2005-11-24 00:09:19
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
Talk to Hugin.

I hate my life and I want to die.
#566 by Mister Nutty
2005-11-24 00:43:39
RACIST!

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#567 by Dumdeedum
2005-11-24 00:57:35
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Yeah, totally.

MP3 Of The Week: Jethro Tull - Hymn 43.mp3 (?)
#568 by Penguinx
2005-11-24 01:08:19
What?

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
#569 by Mister Nutty
2005-11-24 01:14:08
Always blaming shit on the black man.

RACISTS!

YHBT. YHL. HAND
#570 by Warren Marshall
2005-11-24 01:28:31
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Px wins.

Drive 12
LDA #my_fist
STA $your_face
#571 by Warren Marshall
2005-11-24 01:28:46
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Unless that's a fat dude.  Then he loses.  Huge.

Drive 12
LDA #my_fist
STA $your_face
#572 by Ds_
2005-11-26 19:04:34
roger.boal@gmail.com
Im not fat, Im just glandular.

Todays word of the day.

auricle
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